Truth & Reconciliation
Libraries across the country are responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action.
Play a vital role by reading some of the titles in these lists:
Calls to Action
We are working to respond to the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report that have particular relevance to libraries.
- Working with local Aboriginal community groups in homework help
- Ensuring culturally, and age-appropriate collections are made available
- Providing culturally appropriate programming, involving parents and elders
- Using the principles and approaches of Community-led librarianship to ensure that community needs are identified, prioritized and met
- Providing culturally appropriate/relevant information literacy workshops
- Ensuring that story times support early childhood education programs for Aboriginal families
- Working with local associations, community groups, and city partners to provide culturally appropriate parenting programs for Aboriginal families
- Providing access to relevant government reports
- Providing space, resources and facilities to enable public dialogue, public/private partnerships and public initiatives for reconciliation
- Introducing core training for all staff to ensure awareness of the inter-generational impact of residential schools and colonization
- Forming staff working group to focus on furthering reconciliation within the Library
- Adopting a formal statement acknowledging the Treaty, unceded and traditional territory on which the library sits
We acknowledge that Coquitlam Public Library provides service on the unceded traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Squamish and Sto’:lo Nations.